Roads update Saturday 10am

Chilly: There is a good layer of snow on the hills behind Hastings.

The New Zealand Transport Authority re-opened State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) yesterday afternoon, but advised extreme caution given the icy conditions.

Local roads in Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa, as well as some state highways, continue to be affected by snow and rain.

Hastings roads update

Road closures:

TAIHAPE Rd is closed to all but residents from the Kaweka Forestry headquarters to the Rangitikei end.

PUKETITIRI Rd is closed from the Bulls Clearing (just west of Whittle Rd) to all but residents.

POHOKURA Rd is open but use caution as the road surface is very slippery.

For the latest information on Hawke’s Bay roads outside of 
Hastings see:

Wairoa: www.wairoadc.govt.nz/services/roading 

Central Hawke’s Bay: www.chbdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-closures

For state highway information see: www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/6

Drivers should take extra care on all road due to the winter driving conditions